On April 10th, I passed the one year mark with my bi-weekly Velcade subcutaneous injections. That would be 26 shots in the stomach, except one was withheld because my platelets were too low. So, it’s 25 down and potentially 26 to go. My Oncologist said the current thinking is that two years of this low dose maintenance chemo is optimum and will likely buy me time, but continuing beyond that has no real benefit. The chemouflage pattern I had across my stomach from the shots has turned to more of a mud smear. Each injection is the same dose, but the reactions vary. None of the reactions even come close to being a deal breaker, so on with the shots!